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Steve Jobs: Steve Wozniak praises Michael Fassbender at Telluride

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Steve Jobs made its debut on Saturday night at the Telluride Film Festival, and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is already sharing praise for the biopic.

According to Deadline, Wozniak highlighted the performances by Michael Fassbender as Jobs and the rest of the film’s cast, which includes Kate Winslet, Jeff Daniels, and Seth Rogen as Wozniak himself.

“I saw a rough cut and I felt like I was actually watching Steve Jobs and the others, not actors playing them, I give full credit to [director] Danny Boyle and [screenwriter] Aaron Sorkin for getting it so right,” he said.

Boyle, who was interviewed on stage before the Telluride screening, called Steve Jobs the most challenging film he ever directed. “I tend to be a very visceral director and entertain through that with fast cutting, and what you’re going to see tonight is very, very different,” he said, The New York Times reports. “The challenge is try to create the space for the actors to act out these extraordinary scenes.”

Steve Jobs will be the Centerpiece screening at the New York Film Festival on Oct. 3, and will be released in theaters a few days later, on Oct. 9.

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